For some reason, it has long been nearly impossible to find attractive cleaning tools. Occasionally they’ll turn up on Pinterest or other blogs, but invariably they’re difficult to obtain because they were sourced from Europe (where everyone uses heirloom quality tools for everything, apparently). Beyond that, they were usually too expensive for something that, let’s face it, is made to get dirty. Recently though, that modern, minimal aesthetic I’ve coveted has made it’s way stateside, with retailers like West Elm and Crate and Barrel jumping on the trend.
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Here are 10 tools for your spring cleaning with 1 of 11a modern, minimal design.
Dustpan and Brush 2 of 11Powder coated iron and coconut bristles clear away debris with style
Available here from West Elm Market, $34.
Table Brush 3 of 11Why break out the vacuum for small messes? This horsehair brush removes crumbs with minimal effort.
Available here from Kaufman Mercantile, $44.
redecker-hedgehog-crumb-brush 4 of 11Probably too cute to be truly minimal, but how can you resist a hedgehog?
Available here from Crate and Barrel, $13.
Rope Basket 5 of 11A hand formed rope basket is perfect for the pre-cleaning collection of miscellany throughout the house.
Available here from General Store, $32.
Brush Holder 6 of 11I am quite sure I have never seen a more attractive toilet brush holder.
Available here from West Elm, $24.
Multicolor Straw Broom 7 of 11Hand rolled and braided and much more functional then their plastic counterparts.
Available here from West Elm, $30.
Redecker Fly Swatter 8 of 11I can safely say I've never before coveted a fly swatter. I want this one.
Available here from Crate and Barrel, $10.
Stainless Steel Bucket 9 of 11Indispensable, for everything from carrying to mopping.
Available here from Crate and Barrel, $19.
Wood Handled Dusters 10 of 11Clear off all the hardwood naturally, with wool fibers.
Available here from Crate and Barrel, $20.
Grey Dot Ironing Board Cover 11 of 11It is surprisingly hard to find an attractive ironing board cover.
Available here from Crate and Barrel, $17.